When it comes to gear, climbers are often faced with a tough choice: lightweight minimalism or bombproof durability. But in order to be prepared for anything, the truth is that we need both.
That’s what Cotopaxi delivers with their 20L Tarak climbing pack. The pack is designed with everything a climber needs and no extra frills. Every stitch and strap has purpose, which makes the pack an aesthetic and intuitive companion in the mountains.
Every part of the pack is built to last with 210D Nylon 66 ripstop. Drag it over the cheese grater granite crystals that shred your hands to a pulp and it’ll be just fine (trust me—I did just that).
The pack has no unnecessary features, and the features it does have are well selected. There are only two plastic buckles on the whole bag, making for fewer potential break points. Dual ice axe holders make the pack suitable for use on serious technical climbs, and a removable waist belt makes it easier to wear with a harness.
The pack is loaded with points for securing your gear. Configurable compression and lash points leave a ton of options for organizing your rack and rope without cluttering the bag’s simple look.